Capcom has recently confirmed that this year’s re-releases of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 have collectively shipped more than 1.5 million units worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In North America alone the games have sold more than 1 million units when combining physical and digital formats, and the franchise has sold a grand total of 69 million units.
These re-releases have actually managed to achieve this goal despite fan backlash on the series, particularly after Resident Evil 6. 4 is often blamed for its successors taking things too far into action territory and away from survival horror, with 5 taking things even further. Both games were decent, particularly when playing co-op in Resident Evil 5, but then came Resident Evil 6, which seemed to try to blend so many different games together and was widely criticized for fans for it.
“Capcom would like to thank all the fans that have celebrated the series’ 20th anniversary by playing these releases,” they stated. “We hope you all look forward to a new era of survival horror in the terrifyingly intense Resident Evil 7 biohazard when it hits on January 24, 2017 for PlayStation 4 (with the included optional PlayStation VR Mode), Xbox One and Windows PC (Steam and Windows 10 Store).”
How do you believe Resident Evil 7 will fare when stacked up against this accomplishment?